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Starting Nursery marks a significant milestone in a child’s life as they embark on a new chapter outside their family home. Nursery plays a pivotal role at the outset of a child’s educational journey, laying down the foundational blocks upon which their future learning and development will thrive. 

At Cragside Church of England Nursery, children are introduced to a nurturing environment that fosters their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. Through play-based activities, structured learning experiences, and supportive interactions with educators and peers, children begin to explore and make sense of the world around them. Our curriculum is meticulously designed to cater to the unique needs and interests of each child, promoting holistic development and preparing them for the transition into Primary school. 

Take a look at our Nursery Curriculum Year Overview

At Cragside Church of England Nursery we offer 15 hour and 30 hour places for 3 year olds in the term following their third birthday.   In addition to this, we are also able to provide additional wrap-around care for our Nursery children, from 7.45am onwards and after school, up until 5.30pm (5.15pm on Fridays).

Please see https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/how-to-apply-for-30-hours-childcare/ to apply for funding. If you require any support with regard to this please contact the school office 01670 714200.

Apply for Nursery

At Cragside C of E Primary School we have a nursery with capacity for 48 places. Our nursery admits children at the start of each term following their third birthday. Dependant on the age of your child and space being available in the nursery, this means they spend three, four or five terms in nursery before they move into Reception class in the September of the school year in which they are five years old.

All Nursery children are eligible to 15 hours free childcare, however, your child may be eligible for 30 hours. You need to sign up online and, if eligible, will get a code that needs to be given to school before your child starts.

You can check the level of support you may be entitled to on the website https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator. If you are eligible, please register on the website www.gov.uk/sign-in-childcare-account. If you do not have a government gateway login you can create one through this link. Once you find out if you are eligible please contact the school office and provide us with your 11 digit code.

You will need to reconfirm your eligibility every three months and will receive a reminder text message or email from the government before the deadline.

If you would like assistance with making an application, please contact the school office. 

Nursery admission forms are available from the school office, or you can download it here.

Register your interest in our Nursery

8.30-8.50 – Drop off, children enter nursery and join their group for singing and dancing.

8.50 – Group time –  adult led session.

9.05-11-15 – Children access continuous provision. Adults support learning.

During this time snacks are available for children to access. During snack they sit at the dining table and either talk or listen to stories.

Outdoor provision is also accessible during this time. Children are encouraged to be independent and out on their own coat, wellies and waterproof (if needed).

11.15 – Tidy up time.

11.25 – Children return to groups.

11.30 – Share story and songs

11.45 – 15 hour morning children are collected. 30 hour children go to school hall to eat lunch.

11-45 – 1pm Children eat lunch and access outdoor provision.

1pm – Group time –  adult led session.

1.15-2.30– Children access continuous provision. Adults support learning.

Outdoor provision is also accessible during this time. Children are encouraged to be independent and out on their own coat, wellies and waterproof (if needed).

2.30-2.40 – Tidy up time.

2.40 – Children return to groups. 

2.45 – Share story and songs.

3.00pm – Children go home.

Music Mark

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